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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very spacious rooms. Its built on a large extent of land giving the customer a lot of garden space to relax. The pool is beautifully located giving you a lot of privacy. The food was excellent with a good choice to select.

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AMBAGAMUWA
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Palmayrah house is a place of absolute tranquility. Facilities such as swimming pool, games room etc are on site. Attentive staff are always at hand without being visible. Menu can improve but the " Manthai Rice" is a must have, reminiscent of a Nothern version of a Lamprais. Will visit again.

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Palmyrah House for just one night as part of a bird-watching tour. The manager / owner of the hotel is also a bird-watching enthusiast and there is even a binocular mounted on the upper floor for the use of the guests. He also gave us good tips about where to find the birds, best times to... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

This accommodation was booked through travel agent who had no recommendations but we took the chance and arrived at Palmarah House after great difficulty in finding the place. We were quite surprised with the comfortable accommodation and food. The staff were attentive and the manager in charge gave us a run down of what to see around Mannar and Taliamannar.... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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71 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2016

We happened to stay here quite by chance, when the hotel we booked cancelled on us, but that was truly a blessing in disguise! The Palmyrah House ticks all the boxes of a great hotel. The exquisite food, breath taking location and super friendly staff, peace of mind is guaranteed. Located a few Km's away from the Mannar town, the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2016

Generally, we had a nice stay and would recommend a visit to Mannar. However, for the price we paid there were some perplexing omissions at Palmyrah House. The pool was nice (even if a cow did manage to enter it during the evening, shortly followed by a goat). The waiting staff were friendly, but were clearly lacking skilled management. There... More 

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Thank you for choosing to stay at The Palmyrah House and taking time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We are extremely sad to hear that you are disappointed with the Menu at The Palmyrah House.We have already taken note of what you have pointed out in your review. We wish to thank you for visiting The Palmyrah House... More 

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

We travelled to a few places around Sri Lanka and this was by far my favourite hotel. The limited amount of rooms means that there is great service and flexibility. We were well looked after and the food provided was so delicious. By far the best breakfast spread we've ever had. There is a games room, a beautiful pool, clean... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed July 27, 2016

We travelled around quite a bit on our trip, and this was the best, most tranquil place we stayed in. We were well looked after in a subtle way by the excellent team, and the food was glorious. We loved the large verandah where we could all sit together and eat. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Stunning colonial style house. The fantastic pool area gives this a more luxurious feel. We stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed great fresh local dishes (for example crab curry) and delightful hospitality provided by general manager Manilal and his team. I cannot recommend this place highly enough, nothing was too much trouble and we were really looked after. Its a... More 

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Reviewed May 31, 2016

Best features include the amazing food-I'm Sri lankan and have visited many places but the food here beats most places-the chef is flexible, accommodates our needs and makes what you like or gives an option of three choices per meal-which all sound amazing so it's so difficult to pick. Excellent use of spices, authentic cuisine, variety is great. Next is... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Palmyrah House is the first of its kind on the island and offers travellers five very comfortable en suite and air conditioned guestrooms. The style is simple and welcoming and uses local resources and artisans where possible. Guests are encouraged to meet and join each other on the verandahs for meals where local specialties are the pride of the house. A separate Games pavilion is the perfect place for an evening game of pool, carom and family board games or to catch up with the latest sports results or DVD. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Palmyrah House

Address: Thalaimannar Road | Karisal, Mannar 41000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Northern Province > Mannar
Price Range: $114 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Great for bird lovers!”
 of 5 bubbles hanimaa, Sep 20, 2016 | Read review
“upper deck-better view”
 of 5 bubbles 526radhikar, May 31, 2016 | Read review
“upstairs rooms have a better view.”
 of 5 bubbles Sangjay, May 19, 2016 | Read review
“the upstair rooms have a nice view.”
 of 5 bubbles Andrea257691, Mar 29, 2016 | Read review
“upstairs balcony rooms. The surroundings are incredibly quiet”
 of 5 bubbles richardqeast, Mar 26, 2016 | Read review
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